1Samuel 17:28 “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.”

1Samuel 17:29 “And David said What have I now done Is there not a cause?”

Friend, today’s lesson is something we must all master and never forget. In life and destiny, we all must be able to identify significant and insignificant battles confronting us.

Life will always throw these battles against us and our ability to differentiate them goes a long way in determining if we will be successful or not.

The significant battles are the ones with Goliath and the insignificant ones are those with Eliab. We must turn away from the Eliabs but confront the Goliaths!

1Samuel 17:30 “And he turned from him…”

David turned away from Eliab but ran towards Goliath when the time came. Here is the wisdom: The battle with Eliab are designed to distract us from the battle with Goliath.

Many people in life have completely forgotten about their Goliaths while concentrating all their energy on Eliab. Can you imagine what would have happened assuming David stood back to argue and prove a point to his elder brother? I’m sure he’ll have been on his way home faster than he could ever imagine.

The other soldiers and commanders of war would have simply disciplined him for been rude to an officer of the army and send him away from the warfront. David understood this and quickly did the needful by turning away from Eliab.

When you concentrate on the Eliabs, they will never allow you meet your Saul talk more of Goliath. The devil cunningly organizes Eliabs on our way because he knows the difference between the significant and insignificant battles.

How can I differentiate between the two?

To be continued…

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